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Vegetation fire in Victorville riverbed contained to 4.62 acres

UPDATE @ 6:45 pm — San Bernadino County Fire Captain Jeff Allen said the latest number of acres burned is 4.62.

“Wildland fires in this area of the city are a common occurrence year round. In order to safely and effectively mitigate these wildland fires they require specialized resources like hand crews and dozers along with numerous engines, brush patrols and water tenders,” stated Allen.

With numerous high desert resources committed to this incident for several hours the county fire district puts into the place a comprehensive move up plan, which brings other County Fire engines from throughout the county to cover stations in Victorville and the surrounding county fire coverage area.

The official cause of the fire remains under investigation.

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — Fire crews are continuing to battle a fast-moving vegetation fire in the Mojave Riverbed Tuesday afternoon.

The fire was reported at about 3:10 pm, in the area of D Street near the I-15 freeway in Victorville. Firefighters with San Bernardino County Fire arrived on scene and located a vehicle fire spreading into the vegetation prompting a 2-alarm response.

A tweet from San Bernardino County Fire reported the fire was 3 acres in size with a rapid rate of spread and additional water tenders were requested.

No injuries have been reported and traffic on the 15 freeway is not currently being affected by the fire.

Resources assigned to the fire included 14 engines, 3 crews, 4 water tenders, 1 dozer, 1 copter, 7 overhead, and a mutual aid response from Bureau of Land Management California.

As of 4:50 pm, the forward rate of spread has been stopped and the fire is holding at 3 acres in size.

Information on will be updated as it becomes available.

(Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)

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